Thanks to the innovational Element IQ® technology, the oven power automatically adjusts to the selected cooking time and temperature resulting in perfectly cooked dishes time and again.
The crumbs tray is of somewhat poor quality.
The Sage BOV820BSS is a power-packed and high-capacity oven with smart functionality. Featuring 5 heating elements, it will quickly cook a whole chicken, 6 toasts, a 33cm pizza, and a tray full of muffins. It also boasts a variety of pre-set programmes and automatic heat maintenance along with manual cooking controls.
10 pre-set cooking functions including slow cook, Manual cooking time and temperature adjustment
5 quartz heating elements
Digital controls with an LCD screen
Countdown timer with a bell, On/off inner light, Celsius/ Fahrenheit converter
Element IQ® technology, Inner walls with non-stick coating, 10-minute standby mode, 12" Pizza pan, Oven rack, Grilling rack and Enamel roasting pan included
2 years on repair, replace or refund guarantee
The 8 cooking modes you'll get in this oven include two rotisserie functions that will enable you to cook mouth-melting rotisserie-style poultry and other juicy meats at home. The rotisserie kit is included.
The instructions are not informative enough.
If you like to cook and want to be able to cook at home in a faster manner, without spending the whole evening in the kitchen, the Tefal OF445840 toaster oven is for you. Featuring high capacity and coming equipped with a full set of accessories, the model will let you cook without a hassle and greatly diversify your family menu.
8 functions, Manual cooking time and temperature adjustment
2 heating elements
120-minute timer with a bell alert, Power light indicator
Double-wall door, Rotisserie kit, Baking tray, Wire rack
10 years on repair
This compact toaster oven boasts extremely speedy operation, able to prepare a toast in less than 4 minutes (you can select one of the 3 browning modes). Allowing you to save your time, it also helps cut down your energy bills up to 60%.
The outer casing is rather thin.
The Russell Hobbs Express mini toaster oven allows you to roast meat and vegetables, make delicious pizza and other lip-smacking dishes. Compact as it is, the unit is large enough to cook a whole chicken. Boasting an intuitive operation, the item is easy to clean after use.
4 functions, Manual cooking time, temperature and browning level adjustment
2 heating elements
60-minute timer with a bell, Power light indicator
4 legs, Removable crumb tray, Low emissivity glass door with a handle, 3 rack positions, Wire shelf, Bake pan/drip tray included
2 years (plus 1 year after registration)
The model boasts a well-balanced construction that prevents tipping when opening the door and straightforward controls for easy and convenient unit adjustment and operation. And it's a cinch to clean thanks to a handy removable crumb tray.
Timer settings are limited.
If you are in the market for a standard toaster oven to complement your conventional cooker that won't hit your budget and overload your kitchen too much, this mini oven from NETTA is for you. Solidly built, fairly compact, and packed with basic functions, it will do everything you expect from this type of cooker and then some.
Manual temperature and cooking time adjustment
2 heating elements
30-minute countdown timer with a bell, Light indicator
4 legs, Removable crumb tray, Heat-resistant glass door with a handle, Wire rack included
For thorough and even cooking, this powerful toaster oven has top and bottom heating elements that you can activate both individually and simultaneously, depending on the cooking task. The item is equally good for grilling, roasting or baking.
The glass window on the door is relatively small.
This 38L mini oven by VonShef will become a great addition to any large family's kitchen. Boasting a neat and stylish design, the appliance is safe to use thanks to its durable cool-touch housing and ergonomic non-slip rubber feet.
Manual cooking time and temperature adjustment, Independently controlled heating elements
2 heating elements
60-minute timer with a bell, Light indicator
4 rubber anti-slip legs, Glass door with a handle, Cool-touch housing, Aluminised baking tray, Wire rack, Removable tray/rack handle
A Smart Cooking Power-horse
If you seek to consistently achieve professional-grade cooking results with a toaster oven, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better option than the Sage Smart Oven Pro. The power and functionality of this countertop model put it in a row with feature-rich modern conventional ovens and even let it outcompete those in a way.
Right off the bat, the word “Smart” in the model’s name is not just an infomercial trick. The appliance stands out for a Smart Element iQ heating system that hosts as many as five quartz heating elements that operate independently (instead of habitual two you’d normally come across in other toaster ovens). With three elements on the top and two of them in the bottom, they adjust to the selected setting to deliver just the right amount of heat at the right time. In other words, the appliance automatically customises the operation to cook with precision. Next, a built-in fan will evenly distribute the heat to further optimise the cooking process and avoid cold spots, overcooked tops, and uncooked bottoms. And with staggering power of 2400 watts, all your dishes will come out fairly quickly, thus, not only cutting down cooking times but also minimising the energy consumption.
As far as the unit design goes, it is thought out to the last detail. All-steel construction is durable for long-lasting service life and a breeze to clean. Thanks to an impressive 21L capacity, the cooking chamber can easily accommodate a wire rack with 6 slices of toast bread, a 33-cm pizza, a tray full of muffins, and a rather big whole chicken. Given this and fairly short cooking times for several-serving meals, the Sage toaster oven is a real find for any family kitchen.
Packed With Top-tier Functionality
Coming down to the Sage cooker functionality, it fully keeps up with the high performance and makes the best of it. You’ll get a choice of ten preprogrammed cooking functions including toast, crumpet, bake, grill, roast, pizza, cookies, reheat, warm, and slow cook. So, the choice of dishes you can cook in this oven is close to endless and varies from exquisite meals worth a festive table to delicious desserts to quick snacks. You can grill succulent steaks and smoky ribs for dinner, bake a crispy pizza for a movie night with family, reheat leftovers for a quick bite or warm up some frozen treats when you are really short of time or are simply not in the mood for cooking.
Yet, an option that is not typical for this type of cooker and further adds points to the Sage oven is a slow cook function. Slow-cooked dishes are exceptionally tender, flavoursome, and nutrient-rich. And this toaster oven will let you make mouth-melting meat and veg stews by cooking ingredients at low temperatures up to 10 hours. At the end of the cycle, the appliance will automatically switch to warming to keep your meal warm until you are ready to serve it.
Wrapping it up, the Sage Smart Oven Pro is a premium-class model with a thought-out design, excellent cooking performance, and top-notch functionality worth every penny you’ll pay for it.
|Last updated price||£228.95|
A Compact Choice for Bigger Cooking Needs
Isn’t it nice to have an oven that can accommodate family-size meals without taking much space on your kitchen countertop? That’s what you’ll get with the Optimo Mini toaster oven from Tefal. While giving you the opportunity to toss off oven-cooked meals in a convenient time-saving manner, it is rather compact to fit pretty much any kitchen, including those with limited countertop space. Meanwhile, a 19L cooking chamber is ample enough to accommodate more foods at a time. So, roasting a whole chicken, cooking a bigger pizza, a pan full of nuggets, or several burgers, and crisping multiple toasts for breakfast won’t be a hassle. As a result, knocking up family dinners or preparing treats for friendly get-togethers will be much less of a chore with this Tefal mini oven.
Space-wise and high-capacity, the Optimo Mini is also a rather fast cooker. With 1380 watts of oven power and 740 watts of grilling power, it can cook even faster than a full-scale oven. Besides, the integrated convection technology will make sure the unit heats up to the cooking temperature quickly and your foods will come out cooked evenly. A temperature range up to 240 °C is good for roasting, baking, steaming, grilling, defrosting, and reheating pre-cooked meals. And the built-in timer allows setting the cooking time up to 120 minutes (which is especially great for some new recipes) and produce a sound alert when cooking is over.
Though the oven has no fancy digital controls or an LED screen and features humble mechanical dials, it offers fairly intuitive unit control that makes the toaster oven operation a breeze.
With Added Functionality
Apart from adjustable cooking temperature and time settings, the Tefal Optimo Mini is also complete with eight preprogrammed cooking modes good for different cooking purposes and needs. Thus, a conventional mode is great for classic meat roasts while the grill is perfect for making toasts, cooking crusty sausages, steaks, and gratins. Notably, a convection mode will let you even cook two dishes at once using a wire rack and a baking tray included in the set. Thus, you can cook meat or fish and some veg for a side dish at once as well and crisp up pizza and bake crunchy chopped potatoes.
To continue, the pastry mode is specifically meant for baking cakes, biscuits, muffins, and pies and the Brain Marie mode is a speciality for cooking delicate dishes like terrines, mousses, pates, rillettes, or custards. More than that, unlike many of its rivals, the Optimo Mini has a rotisserie function and two rotisserie modes. Hence, you’ll be able to make mouth-melting rotisserie delicacies at home without the need to buy a separate rotisserie oven for that.
In brief, high-capacity yet space-wise, functional, and powerful, the Optimo Mini toaster oven from Tefal is a smart choice both for a family kitchen and any avid home cook eager to experiment with recipes.
|Last updated price||£79.00|
Russell Hobbs 26090
Make Delicious Meals Faster
The Russell Hobbs Express mini toaster oven is a great example of a compact yet functional kitchen appliance. Offering 4 different settings (keep warm, grill, bake and toast), it allows you to cook yummy breakfasts, mouth-watering snacks and hearty dinners and keep them warm till serving. Moreover, the convection toaster oven will ensure 2.5 times faster cooking compared to a conventional oven. In other words, all your dishes will be ready in less than half the time. For example, it will only take 4 minutes to make crunchy toast.
Powerful as it is, the unit is energy efficient (60% more efficient than a conventional oven) so it will also help cut down your energy bills. In addition to convection technology that allows even heat distribution, the unit uses a low-emissivity glass door that prevents heat from escaping. This transparent door allows you to watch the cooking progress, however, you should keep in mind that there is no interior light. That being said, according to most users, this is a good toaster oven for the money, and it does cook really fast.
To make operation as easy as possible, the appliance is equipped with 3 handy control dials and a power light indicator. The upper dial allows you to preset the cooking mode and temperature. The middle dial is for setting the cooking time (the oven is equipped with a 60-minute timer), and the lower one will help you to adjust the browning level while using the unit's toast setting. An audible signal will let you know when the cooking cycle is complete.
A baking pan and a rack are both included in the box, allowing you to prepare roasted veggies and grilled meat, bake pizzas and other pastries. The machine has both top and bottom heating elements, and there are as many as 3 rack positions, allowing you to cook any dish to perfection. Meanwhile, a removable crumb tray at the bottom will ensure easy cleaning of the appliance after use.
Summing up, with the Russell Hobbs Express mini oven in your kitchen, you can have a variety of toothsome dishes cooked and warmed up in no time at all. Designed to take little worktop space, the mini oven has a 12.6L cooking capacity, ample for preparing 6 slices of toast, a pizza, or even a whole chicken, which makes it a great choice for a small family.
|Last updated price||£79.00|
Initially, toaster ovens are designed for toasting, baking, and reheating foods and this is what the NETTA toaster oven is really good at. So, if you rather seek to complement your full-scale conventional oven than replace it and don’t want to go overboard with too many add-ons you are not going to use, this mini toaster oven will suit you just right.
Drawing 650 watts of power, the NETTA is a mid-power unit, yet, this wattage is more than enough, given the models capacity and basic functions it performs. Thus, with a 9L cooking chamber, this little gem will fit any kitchen and find its place even on somewhat cluttered countertops. Though on a smaller side, this capacity will suffice to handle two bigger toasts, crisp a small pizza, heat up a couple of multi-layered sandwiches, quickly grill some sausages or burgers for a quick bite or even accommodate a small chicken for dinner. As such, this toaster oven is great for singles to cook one-portion meals in close to no time and will be a nice helping hand in family kitchens for whipping up some snacks, making breakfast, or baking a batch of crunchy cookies for kids.
Two heating elements ensure pretty fast unit heat up while a convection function is included to deliver more even and efficient cooking within a shorter timeframe. This model has no preset cooking modes, yet, a variable cooking temperature can be set anywhere in between 100°C nd 230°C to cook a whole range of foods and achieve perfect results. Meanwhile, a 30-minute timer will let you precisely set up cooking time and a bell alert will notify when the dish is ready.
With a Touch of Style
When it comes to the NETTA mini oven design, it is both solid and stylish. A steel body is made to last and will perfectly resist any damages, keeping your cooker look brand-new for longer. Meanwhile, a door made of heat-resistant glass with a cool-touch-handle will easily withstand high cooking temperatures and enable you to safely monitor the cooking process. It is also worth mentioning that the whole construction is well-balanced, with four feet keeping it stable on any surface and the door smoothly opening to prevent tipping of the empty appliance.
Practical aspects aside, the oven design with a trapeze-shaped brushed steel body and hefty dial knobs has a strong vintage flair, sending you back to the kitchens of the late 60s and 70s. Thus, if aesthetics also matters to you, this oven will perfectly blend with any minimalistic and urban interior as well as add a personal touch to rustic styled kitchens and will be duly appreciated by those who like fusion style.
To resume, with the NETTA mini toaster oven, at a fraction of the cost of top-rated multitaskers, you’ll get a nice-looking no-brainer little cooker with straightforward controls and basic functionality to cover regular home kitchen needs.
|Last updated price||$0.00|
For a Big Family
Mini toaster ovens are irreplaceable for cramped kitchens, but to cook healthy and delicious meals for a big family, you need an oven that is roomy inside. Being quite compact, this VonShef oven offers an impressive 38L capacity, allowing you to cook, grill and bake any foods you would prepare in a conventional oven. So, if you want to pamper your family and friends with stunning homemade dishes, this countertop oven may be just what you need.
The VonShef 1600-watt toaster oven uses top and bottom heating elements that can be activated either independently or simultaneously, depending on your cooking task. For example, for grilling meats or toasting bread, you can use upper heating elements; if you are going to bake some bread or other pastry, turn on the bottom ones instead. For baking potatoes and other vegetables and roasting meat, the manufacturer recommends turning on both upper and bottom elements.
To ensure the users' safety, the oven is equipped with a reliable cool-touch housing, besides, it has ergonomic anti-slip feet for better stability. The appliance has a glass door, allowing you to monitor the cooking progress. In addition to a baking tray and a wire rack that come included in the box, you also get a removable handle that you can use to place the tray or rack into and remove them from the oven.
Like most toaster ovens on the market, this unit has a very straightforward operation. Use the upper dial to adjust the cooking temperature, the middle one to activate up, bottom, or both heating elements, and the lowest one to preset cooking time (up to 60 minutes). And of course, there is also a power indicator light and an audio signal that will sound when the cooking cycle is over.
Maintaining the unit is also very simple, just wipe it clean after use (make sure it cools down completely) and wash the baking tray and rack under a tap. Though this oven has no convection, it gets hot quick and cooks pretty fast. Besides, as there is no fan, the appliance is quiet in operation.
All in all, if you are looking for a countertop oven that is large enough to bake, grill and roast your and your family's favourite foods, this 38L mini oven by VonShef is the one to go for.
|Last updated price||£114.99|
What Is a Toaster Oven?
Kitchen appliances were engineered to simplify the process of cooking. However, each appliance performs different functions for cooking various dishes. This is the reason why home cooks often want to obtain as many cooking appliances as possible. But here we face the problem of limited space in the kitchen and, thus, want to find some versatile unit that can replace several kitchen appliances at once. Today we are going to present you a toaster oven - an appliance that combines the capabilities of a microwave oven, a toaster, and a conventional oven. Almost all toaster ovens can make toasts, however, unlike ordinary toasters, this appliance is used for barbequing, baking, broiling, warming, reheating or defrosting different kinds of food. A toaster oven heats up due to the infrared, quartz or ceramic heating elements and hence, generates less heat in comparison with other kitchen appliances. Toasters that people love best can accommodate large portions of food, take little space, and offer different pre-set cooking functions to make cooking faster and easier. Be sure that this versatile appliance will become an indispensable assistant in your kitchen. Sounds interesting, doesn't it?
What Features to Compare
When it comes to buying a toaster oven, you should primarily consider its type and cooking modes. There are several different types of ovens available on the market and each one has its own peculiarities.
- Standard toaster ovens can toast from 4 to 6 slices of bread at a time. They allow you to control temperature and choose different cooking modes. Standard toaster ovens are perfect for warming, baking, and toasting.
- Convection toaster ovens have a fan inside the appliance that evenly distributes heated air throughout the interior, thereby reducing the cooking time. Therefore, owing to the even heat exposure, you can preset lower cooking temperatures.
- Infrared toaster ovens transfer heat directly to the food instead of heating the air around your dish. Infrared toaster ovens don't require preheating and cook about 50% faster than standard toaster ovens.
- Rotisserie toaster ovens are equipped with their own spit, allowing you to roast the whole chicken for a dinner. So, some models are convenient for rotisserie cooking only. On the other hand, rotisserie is an additional element in a fully-featured toaster oven.
The cooking modes are meant to automatically adjust temperature, time, and heating mode just at the touch of a button. Automatic modes allow you to prepare a certain dish at the ideal temperature and heating mode quite quickly. In addition, a wide variety of pre-set modes allows preparing dishes in different ways: bake, broil, warm, reheat or defrost. Some toaster ovens boast the capability of manually controlling time and temperature in all preset cooking modes. This option will allow you to choose the optimal temperature for any meal. On the other hand, several models of mini-ovens offer only a manual time and temperature selection. For those who prefer having crispy and brown toasts, toaster ovens allow varying the shade settings. The manufacturers equip toaster ovens with up to 7 shade settings to meet requirements of the pickiest users.
The next important aspect to take into account when choosing a toaster oven is its functionality. This feature depends on 2 major criteria - capacity and power. Capacity is the interior space of the unit that determines the amount of food a toaster oven can hold. It is a good idea to consider what food you are going to cook in it along with how much counter space you have. The size of a toaster oven directly depends on its capacity. Choose a small appliance to free up a counter space or opt for a bigger one if you want to expand your cooking options to make a roasted chicken.
Another criterion to take into account is the power of an appliance. The power heavily depends on the capacity - the higher the capacity is, the more power a toaster oven requires. For example, a toaster oven with an average power between 1000 - 1500 watts will be actually enough to satisfy your basic cooking needs. A mini-oven with the power about 2000 Watts and above can easily replace a conventional oven.
And the last step on your way to choosing a toaster oven is to consider its additional options and usability. The first thing we should refer to is toaster oven's controls. There are 2 types available: mechanical and digital. The mechanical controls are known as the most reliable and easy-to-use. Such toaster ovens have a couple of mechanical dials that you need to turn to select the power level and the cooking time. Other models are equipped with digital controls - a touch panel and a display - where each function is regulated by pressing the corresponding buttons. We should also mention the importance of the built-in timer. Once you set the timer, you can have your meal ready and hot by the time you need. The auto shut-off feature is also quite important as it serves as a safety option. Toaster ovens with additional functions such as defrost and reheat will replace a microwave oven and cut down your expenses on electricity bills. For your convenience, some mini-ovens are engineered with the interior lights that allow you to see when your dish is ready. So, you needn't open the door to see the food-progress while cooking. One thing that is peculiar to all toaster ovens is a removable crumb tray. It collects all the crumbs and facilitates the cleaning process. You will never catch the smell of burnt bread and will easily empty the tray even while toasting. And the last but not the least important feature to consider is the internal coating of a toaster oven. It directly depends on the ease of cleaning and durability of an appliance.
Note: the casing of a toaster oven heats up quite a lot, so it's prohibited to use it near combustible and flammable materials (such as plastic, for example). Besides, not all frozen food can be cooked in a toaster oven; read the labels and carefully follow the instructions.
Did you know?
Some interesting things you can do with your toaster oven
Practical benefits of toaster ovens include convenient size, shorter cooking times, functional versatility, energy efficiency, ease of use and maintenance, and budget-saving opportunities. However, many customers do not take full advantage of the oven and use it mostly for warming leftovers, crisping toasts, and reheating ready-to-eat frozen meals from the store. The benefits of a toaster oven do not end here though. Here is the list of things you can do with your toaster oven other than warming and reheating food:
Fruits and veggies dehydration. At the lowest temperature settings, toaster ovens function as perfect dehydrators. Simply cut your fruit and veggies into thin slices, place them on a baking sheet and cook for several hours until all moisture and juices evaporate.
Homemade potato chips. Just cut potatoes into paper-thin slices, toss them with some olive oil, add salt, pepper, paprika, fennel, or some other aromatic herbs and roast in the oven until golden brown.
Healthy roasting. Any type of meat, be it pork, beef, lamb, chicken, or turkey, can be roasted in a toaster oven to perfection. Both a juicy pork chop and a lean chicken breast will be given a mouth-watering golden crust and remain juicy and tender from the inside. Besides, you can cook with minimum oil and add flavour by simply scrubbing the meat with your favourite seasonings.
Warming plates. In first-class restaurants, they serve main courses, roasts, and grilled dishes in warm plates. It prevents the foods from cooling too quickly and let you enjoy deliciously warm and appetizing dishes. With a toaster oven at hand, you can serve your home dishes the same way by heating plates at low temperatures for a minute or two.
Roasted nuts and toasted coconuts. Roasted nuts are a tasty and healthy snack you can make at home in your toaster oven. Simply spread nuts over a baking sheet, add some salt or any other seasoning to your liking and roast within 20 minutes. Coconuts can also be toasted to a golden-brown color and serve as a perfect addition to many desserts.
Giving a new life to old crayons. Tired of broken crayon pieces scattered all over your house? Strange though it might seem, a toaster oven may help. Instead of buying new crayons for your kiddies, you can place those broken crayons (without a paper cover) into foil, melt them in an oven and simply let them cool. Be sure, you little ones will be excited about their new multi-coloured crayons.
Clay crafter best helper. If you are into making all sorts of accessories from clay and polymer clay, a toaster oven will come in handy to make your crafts dry and solidify.
A vegan dream
Tofu is a favourite ingredient of those who eat meatless. A so-called soya cheese has no distinct taste and easily absorbs other flavours. It's often marinated and fried with herbs and seasonings and it adds a special zest to a meal. The only issue with tofu is that frying often makes it quite chewy and greasy in texture, which may ruin the end results. This issue, however, can be easily avoided. If you follow our toaster oven recipe you will be able to hit the aim from the very first try.
- Cut your tofu thick cubes and dry it with a clean towel.
- Make a marinade by whisking a tablespoon of soy sauce, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, vegetable oil and sriracha sauce with a ¼ teaspoon of granulated garlic and granulated onion.
- Toss your tofu cubes with a marinade and let it soak in a fridge for about an hour.
- Then take tofu pieces out of the marinade and broil them spread over a baking sheet at a high temperature for about 10 minutes or until brown and crispy on the edges (depending on your oven settings).
Toasted tofu is a great snack as well as a great ingredient for salads, veggie wraps, rolls, burritos, and stir-fries.
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